As a few of you following the news have no doubt heard, Apple CEO and co-founder, and all around technological Renaissance man Steve Jobs died last night following a prolonged bout with cancer. Though I am not an Apple fanboy, and am the proud user and owner of a PC, and Android, and an Amazon
By Korsgaard See Original Post Here Today is a grim day for space travel enthusiasts like myself. As no doubt many of you know, today is set to be the date for the last launching of the space shuttle. In part thanks to being one of the few government programs reduced in the last three
The Most Boring Day In History Was April 11, 1954 In a century where we have combed over every bit of data and a decade where we cataloged it and put it online we discovered something shocking! On April 11, 1954 nothing happened. No one famous was born or died. No treaty was agreed on.
The Sniffles! Sneezing and congestion are the standard complaints of any head cold. Here are the three basic kinds. Running/drippy/sneezy nose! This is where the antihistamine comes in. Nose/nostrils clear but sinuses filled? Afrin or Sudafed are the goals. Back of your throat slimy or heavy productive cough? You need an expectorant, like mucinex. Several?
So, over the last few days I have been down with disease, which is most likely the common cold (rhinovirus – nose virus of which there are 99 known version). While I feel like garbage, thanks to medical science I do feel manageable. So with a mix of my own personal experiences with illness and
Mouse-eating opossums run amok in Brooklyn By HEATHER HADDON Last Updated: 7:07 AM, September 19, 2010 Posted: 1:33 AM, September 19, 2010 The city played possum — and Brooklyn residents lost. In a bizarre attempt to outwit Mother Nature, city officials introduced beady-eyed opossums in Brooklyn years ago to scarf down rats running amok in
“Bad news for most of us here — The Chicago Tribune is reporting that even if you get plenty of exercize, sitting down all day reduces your lifespan. From the article: ‘Even after adjusting for body mass index (BMI) and smoking, the researchers found that women who sit more than 6 hours a day were
In order to create truly autonomous robots that can sustain themselves without human intervention, it’s necessary to first create a way for them to fuel themselves. While engineering our ‘bots to plug themselves into the wall is one solution, robotics researchers envision the androids of the future consuming waste and biomass to generate power to
“Russell Kirsch, inventor of the square pixel, goes back to the drawing board. In the 1950s, he was part of a team that developed the square pixel. ‘”Squares was the logical thing to do,” Kirsch says. “Of course, the logical thing was not the only possibility but we used squares. It was something very foolish
When a woman doesn’t want sex By Sabriya Rice, CNN Medical Producer STORY HIGHLIGHTS 2008 survey: Nearly 40 percent of women said they’d had a sexual problem FDA panel to vote Friday on drug called flibanserin, aimed at helping women’s low sex drive FDA report posted online suggests drug causes only slight improvement Second drug,
“In 1939, Albert Einstein sent ‘F.D. Roosevelt, President of the United States,’ a letter with a warning about Germany’s interest in a new type of energy with potential for use as a powerful bomb. The letter also outlined the competitive threat posed by Germany and steps for improving US research efforts. Last week, Bill Gates,
“In an unusual last-minute edit that has drawn flak from the White House and science educators, a federal advisory committee omitted data on Americans’ knowledge of evolution and the Big Bang from a key report. The data shows that Americans are far less likely than the rest of the world to accept that humans evolved